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5 Axis CNC Milling: Revolutionizing Precision Machining


Over the course of the past decades, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining has drastically transformed the manufacturing industry. Within CNC machining, a significant breakthrough has been the advent of 5 axis CNC milling machines. In this blog post, we will explore the capabilities, advantages, and applications of 5 axis CNC milling, highlighting its contribution to precision machining.

1. Understanding 5 Axis CNC Milling

5 axis CNC milling is an advanced machining process that allows for the simultaneous movement of cutting tools along five different axes: X, Y, Z, and two additional rotary axes, typically referred to as A and B. These additional axes provide unparalleled flexibility, enabling the creation of complex geometries and intricate designs that were previously impractical or impossible to produce.

2. Benefits of 5 Axis CNC Milling:

a) Enhanced Precision: With the ability to reach multiple angles and orientations, 5 axis CNC milling ensures precise cutting, resulting in exceptional part accuracy that meets the most demanding tolerances.

b) Reduction in Setup Time: Unlike traditional 3 axis machining, 5 axis CNC milling machines can access multiple sides of a workpiece without the need for repositioning. Consequently, setup time is significantly reduced, increasing productivity and efficiency.

c) Versatility in Machining: The ability to move the cutting tool along multiple axes opens up new possibilities for machining complex shapes and contours. This capability is particularly beneficial for industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical, where intricate designs are common.

3. Applications of 5 Axis CNC Milling:

a) Aerospace Industry: In the aerospace sector, 5 axis CNC milling machines are extensively utilized for manufacturing components with intricate curves and geometries, including rotor blades, turbine discs, and wing sections. The precision and versatility offered by 5 axis machining contribute to the production of lightweight, high-performance aircraft parts.

b) Automotive Industry: 5 axis CNC milling plays a crucial role in the automotive industry, enabling the creation of complex molds, dies, and prototypes. The automotive sector benefits from the accuracy and efficiency of 5 axis machining, resulting in faster product development cycles and improved overall quality.

c) Medical Industry: The medical field often requires custom-made implants and prosthetics. 5 axis CNC milling ensures accurate and precise manufacturing of these components, offering a higher level of customization and personalization. Additionally, the ability to work with a wide range of materials, including metals and medical-grade plastics, enhances its suitability for medical applications.

4. The Future of 5 Axis CNC Milling:

The advancements in 5 axis CNC milling technology continue to push the boundaries of precision machining. As machines become more sophisticated and affordable, their adoption will likely increase across various industries. Additionally, ongoing research in automation and artificial intelligence holds the promise of further streamlining the 5 axis CNC milling process, enhancing efficiency and reducing production costs.

5. Conclusion:

5 axis CNC milling has revolutionized precision machining by allowing for the creation of complex and intricate designs with exceptional accuracy. With its numerous benefits and wide range of applications, this advanced technology represents a fundamental aspect of modern manufacturing. As industries continue to push for greater efficiency and precision, the demand for 5 axis CNC milling machines and the evolution of this technology are set to continue shaping the future of manufacturing.

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Asianstar: Professional CNC Machining Supplier

From year of 2005, Asianstar Company establish the CNC Machining Factory in Guangdong Province, China.
We mostly provide CNC Turning, Milling, Drilling, Grinding, and Multi Machining processes service on various materials.
With the Belief of becoming a key supplier in the supply-chain of Precision Components, we strictly control our product quality, keep high precision on our components production, buildup the whole-process QC System and submit the satisfaction for every order.
By long term development, we have buildup partnership with world-wide clients, supporting our partners in Designing, Optimizing, Producing and Testing on each type of components.


CNC Turning Service

CNC Turning Service

Our CNC Turning Service provides different sizes of roll shape work-pieces, the diameter range is from 0.5mm to 480mm, reaching tolerance +/-0.003mm.

CNC Milling Service

CNC Milling Service

Our milling machines and CNC centers are able to produce complicated structure part, five-axis devices produce multi-sides at one-time jag which bring high precision result

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Our Sheet Metal Fabrication provides slicing, punching, bending, welding, painting and assembling for set products, unique tooling for each project to raise production efficiency

Aluminum Extrusion

Aluminum Extrusion

Our Aluminum Extrusion brings clients various shapes of aluminum parts, high efficiency for mass quantity, our precision extrusion mold control tolerance within 0.01mm

Forging Service

Forging Service

For some steel serious products, we apply Forging Service to make out their outer shape and them use CNC devices to start drilling, forming, rolling, cutting, etc.

Finishing Service

Finishing Service

Our Surface Finishing Service uses chemical or electro post-treatments after machining tasks are finished, normally includes Oxide, Anodizing, Passivation, E-Plating, Painting,etc.


CNC Brass Machining


CNC Machining Brass material is used for wide range components, we support clients to produce a variety of parts such as gears, locks, electronics, pipe fittings, etc.

CNC Copper Machining


CNC Machining Copper material is soft and easy to machining on different shape of components. We mostly produce copper components for electric devices by machining and stamping

CNC Aluminum Machining


CNC Machining Aluminum materials is one of our most used materials. We support clients to turning, drilling or milling on aluminum material from size 0.5mm to 470mm

CNC Stainless Steel Machining

Stainless Steel

CNC Machining Stainless Steel are common material for wide range components, we produce Stainless Steel turning parts, milling parts, high smoothness components, etc.

CNC Titanium Machining


CNC Machining Titanium material brings components superb features, we use titanium to produce high precision work-piece for clients from aircraft, aerospace, medical devices

CNC Plastic Machining


Our CNC Machining Plastic materials includes ABS, HDPE, LDPE, Nylon, POM, Peek, Polycarbonate, etc. We produce them in high precision and high smoothness.


Experienced Skills

Asianstar have long term experience in CNC machining service and built up skillful team servicing clients from designing to product

High Quality

Asianstar QC system controls the production following internal quality protocol, which make sure every procedure are working under quality demands

High Efficiency

Asianstar abundant facilities allows multiple machining process, we can support clients in rapid sampling/prototyping and quick order lead-time

Competitive Price

Asianstar has enough in-house facilities for all machining processes, so we can choose the best machining solutions to make the production cost lowest


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